Thursday, October 9, 2014

Baby Shelley: 16 Weeks

16 Weeks

Weight gain: Finally back to pre-pregnancy weight which was confirmed today at the doctor! Hurray for sickness improvement!

Maternity clothes: YES. Love them. Didn't want to sacrifice comfort to keep wearing all normal clothes...I am all about comfort! Also, a fall/winter pregnancy seems to be pretty sweet. Jeans/leggings and a comfy tunic are the way to go!

Sleep: Besides a few nights of fitful tossing and turning, I could sleep all. the. time. Partially because I'm tired, partially due to medication. Starting to use a pillow between my legs to train me to sleep on my side.

Medication: Took out a dosage of Zofran so I don't have to get up in the night and take it. Still definitely reliant on both Zofran and Phenergan. 

Gender prediction: Since the day of finding out I've said that I think it's a girl. We'll see about that whole intuition thing! Good thing we have a bunch of boy names we like and NO girl names...

Food cravings: There have been a few foods that haven't come back up that I've kept returning to -- Bojangles' plain biscuits with sweet tea, Hibachi chicken + veggies, Coke, Wendy's chocolate Frosty, original Pringles, chocolate milk, freezy pops. Recently steak. OHMYWORD STEAK I want it so badly. 

Food aversions: Never thought I'd say this, but I can't do apples or Goldfish. Two of the loves of my life. Let's just say I've had very bad experiences with them and haven't been able to revisit them yet. Can't do hamburgers or anything that is ground beef related. Still difficult for me to prepare food.

Mood: This week I've been much more myself. Jordan and I have been going through The Office again and that has made me cry numerous times. I just love the characters oh so much.

Movement: I thought I felt something a few nights ago as I was going to sleep! It felt different than any other stomach/abdomen feelings. It's hard for me to describe without showing you how it felt, haha. Like a tiny fairy doing jazz hands in my belly. That's the best I can do.

Milestones: Had my 16 week check-up and set the date for finding out the gender! Heard the heartbeat for the second time, and heard some STRONG kicks. That was so cool. Possibly feeling movement. Having my BEST week so far.

Best moments of the week: Getting to finally hang out with the people I love now that I'm feeling better -- going to Jordan's basketball game with his family, hanging out with his cousin Brooke and her boyfriend Garrick, spending time with my friend Carrie (she brought me lunch & flowers!), having a movie night with my parents and brother, visiting Thanks a Latte with one of my best friends Sydney, visiting my Nanny for her birthday with my mom, going to BSF, the doctor's appointment. Hopefully my church retreat trip this weekend will be wonderful too!

Jordan quotes: "Okay, SANTA." -- a sassy response he made to me concerning my belly. I got all kinds of jolly with him real quick.

Verses I've been dwelling on: "The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, and He will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion's treasure." - Isaiah 33:5-6



  1. Love this! So glad you are feeling better and so glad you are going to do these baby updates!!

  2. I craved steak too :) and we had a girl! Glad you are feeling better!



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